Sine Halaga World Premier August 25 2021

Celebrating the importance of Human Values to be inculcated into the minds of the youth is the theme of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)’s “Sine Halaga”.

Showcasing the cinematic brilliance of the country’s young film makers from around the country, twelve (12) winners will get to be viewed by the public through “vimeo on-demand”.

The motion picture includes: 1. 13 Feet of Carlo Obispo, 2. Bakit Ako Sinusundan Ng Buwan of Richard Soriano Legaspi, 3. Black Rainbow of Zig Dulay, 4. Dandansoy of Arden Rod Condez, 5. Hadlok of Ralston Jover, 6. Looking for Rafflesias and other fleeting things of James Allen Fajardo, 7. Lorna of Noel Escondo, 8. Masalimuut ya Tiyagew Ed dayat of Jan Carlo Natividad, 9. Minas family History of Christopher Gozum, 10. Sa Balay ni Papang of Kurt Soberano, 11. Salog Ning Diklom of Jordan Dela Cruz and 12. Ugbos ka bayabas of Manie Magbanua Jr.

The movies will be broadcasted 6pm August 25, 2021 via facebook live and sreamed for free at vimeo on demand. present in the virtual presscon were Festival Director Elvert Banarez, NCCA Deputy Executive Director Marichu Tellano, NCCA Executive Director Al Ryan Alejandre and one of the juries fil critic and Educator Tito Valiente.

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August 23, 2021

NCCA Gallery opens Call for Exhibition Proposals

Every year, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery opens its Call for Exhibition Proposals to the public. The Call is an opportunity for Filipino artists from different backgrounds, different affiliations, and different regions to be able to showcase their work to a wider audience without compromising their creative vision. All proposals shall be deliberated by the Exhibition Committee and the chosen exhibitions shall be executed with the support of the NCCA.

For 2022 exhibitions, the NCCA Gallery has opened submissions from July 15, 2021 to September 15, 2021.

Exhibition proposals may be submitted by any Filipino citizen or any group or institution based in the Philippines; offices within the Commission may submit exhibition proposals as part of celebrations, such as but not limited to: National Arts Month (February), Women’s Month (March), National Literature Month (April), Filipino Food Month (April), National Heritage Month (May), Indigenous Peoples Month (October), Museums and Galleries Month (October), and Library and Information Services Month (November).

All exhibition proposals shall be submitted via the Google Forms link ( and will be accepted only when the necessary information is submitted with proper supporting documentation.

For more information on the Call for 2022 Exhibition Proposals, please contact NCCA GALLERY SECRETARIAT through +63 (2) 8527-2192 local 328, email us at and or visit our website

For 2022 exhibitions*, the NCCA Gallery has opened* submissions from July 15, 2021 to September 15, 2021.

All exhibition proposals shall be submitted via the Google Forms link ( and will be accepted only when the necessary information is submitted with proper supporting documentation.*

August 23, 2021

Call for Entries: Impact Stories of Libraries in The Philippines Book III

As part of the celebration of the 31st Library and Information Services Month, the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) is accepting entries for the publication “IMPACT STORIES OF LIBRARIES IN THE PHILIPPINES BOOK III” from July 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021.

The publication will be made possible through the assistance of different libraries in our country. Hence, our objective for this third volume is to capture activities and services of libraries in the Philippines, be it a school, academic, special, or public library that adhere to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) established in the United Nation 2030 Agenda.

Interested applicants may submit personal accounts or a write up about an activity your library has implemented in relation to the SDGs. Story should be able to provide a description of the library program/service innovation initiated, along with its background, the difficulties encountered in the conceptualization and/or implementation, actions undertaken to overcome these challenges, outcome or reception of clients, and how the initiated activity/program contribute to the UN SDGs.

Applicants must comply to the following requirements: the title, maximum of 10 words long, reflects what the story is about and how it is linked to the 17 SDGs; the body, at least 350 words and maximum of 500 words; the story has at least three pictures; people on attached photos are consulted and willing to be included (are informed that pictures will be published and that they consent to its publication); and the library activity/service innovation is to be submitted by library.

The UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs is a framework adopted by the 193 member states of the United Nations last September 2015 to address the global and societal challenges we face as a nation. It serves as our blueprint or framework towards a better and sustainable future and ensures that no one is left behind by 2030. Specifically, there are 17 identified goals:

  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation
  • Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


Submission of Impact Stories by library is from July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021 via or QR code.

For your reference, you may view Impact Stories vol. 2 at

For further inquiries and clarifications, kindly contact Mr. Chad Aren E. Diaz through email at or visit